Professional Development Institute Program Schedule

The goal of the PDI, created by the Career Center and sponsored by Student Affairs, is to prepare students professionally and personally, for a smooth transition to life after college.

5-6 p.m. Oct. 7
So you mean I have to pay it back?
Kathy Elsea, director of financial aid, will discuss student loans and the details about repayment.

5-6 p.m. Oct. 13
First impressions: How to survive the 5 second resume scan
Elizabeth Bauer,  career coordinator, will talk about how to format a resume so that relevant information is easy to find.

12-1 p.m. Oct. 14
You never know who’s watching
Lana Dowell, an administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Business, will teach proper etiquette in the electronic age.

5-6 p.m. Oct. 14
So tell me about yourself
Polly Matteson, career coordinator, will talk about typical questions in an interview and answers a recruiter may seek.

5-6 p.m. Oct. 23
Diversity 101
Bertha Thomas, assistant dean of multicultural affairs, will discuss views of diversity.

5-6 p.m. Nov. 5
Safety First: Recognizing and maintaining workplace safety
Tom Johnson, director of public safety, will discuss safety in the workplace.

12-1 p.m. Nov. 11
Who wants your life? Preventing identity theft
Tom Johnson will teach how to prevent identity theft.

All sessions take place in the Career Center. Sessions are open to everyone on campus. To register go to

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